• The Wave essay requirements:
     
    Link the film The Wave to the concepts we've been studying this semester. Use as many vocabulary terms as you can (in group, out group, conformity, social institution, etc.). Length: there's no way you can do this in less than 2-3 pages (front only)--and it'll probably be more. Rough drafts can be hand-written, but final drafts MUST be typed & double spaced, 12 point font, default margins. You don't have to have internal citations, but it never hurts to quote experts (like Zimbardo or Milgrim).
     
    Follow this guideline: 
    1. Start off with some kind of "hook" (see the ways to start writing handout I gave you).
    2. Discuss some event from the film (something that stayed with you), and link it to the terms/concepts.
    3. Give a brief description of the original experiment in California and the experiment in the film.
    4. Describe the group that formed in the Wave, and give at least three positives AND negatives about such groups.
    5. Link specific events in the film to the research that we've studied: Zimbardo/Stanford Prison Study, Milgram's Obedience Study, Janis' Groupthink theories, and Asch's line test research.
    6. Conclude with some kind of summary--maybe include a quote here.
    *Ron Jones (the real teacher that did the experiment in Palo Alto, California, in 1967) speaks about the experience:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM7zC6aS4pQ
     
    *1981 version of the film: (45 minutes--kind of cheesy) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICng-KRxXJ8